While nature and food can be a wonderful photo subject, the atmosphere is where it’s at! And the end of the year calls for an atmosphere with a festive flair to it. South Korea does undoubtedly have its fair share of merry festivals held not only during the Christmas period but also throughout the year.

But Korean Christmas festivals serve as an excellent reminder of the joyous and merry season. And as an added bonus, they’re pretty Instagrammable too!

Look no further than Busan for all your end-of-the-year Christmas Instagram needs.

Busan Christmas Tree Festival

Let’s be real here.

No year-end festival would be remotely complete without the lighting up of a humongous Christmas tree for everyone to enjoy. The Busan Christmas Tree Festival is an annual winter event which celebrates this seemingly minute yet important detail.

Get right into the spirit of the holidays by taking a gander, visiting, and admiring the massive Christmas tree decorated by pretty, glimmering LED lights set up in the Jung-gu district of Busan.

The event also transforms Gwangbok-ro street into a more festive affair, with concerts, street performances, and other events rounding up the yearly festival activities.

When To Visit: Mid-November to December

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